Alipio elder monks Epiphany and Habakkuk sent a message to the Greek people to say "no" to IMF
Alipio elder monks Epiphany and Habakkuk who labored in the ascetic settlement Capsali, sent a message to the Greek people. The letter calls to say "no" to the question submitted to referendum on July 5. The question is: "Are we to accept the draft agreement proposed by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund June 25, 2015?".
Athonites emphasize that Greece "experiencing a historical moment. It is a nodal point for the country, for the people, for our spiritual identity. " The monks called supporters of the adoption of the ultimatum, put forward by Greece's European creditors, "mercenaries" and "an instrument of the enemy", trying to instill fear in the hearts of the weak and fainthearted, "thus they are trying to achieve precious victory for them - the betrayal of our soul and dignity for a handful of pieces of silver Judas treacherous.
But he does not live by bread alone. The choice is not simply between the drachma and the euro, the European Union and through the development of an independent country, it is much deeper. Over the years, the participation of Greece in the European Union has undergone a change of about 80 percent of its laws (the same thing happened in other EU countries). "
"All These laws have been adopted and are soon to follow, it is aimed not just the loss of sovereignty and the sale of Greece, but the total destruction of a free and unbending of the Orthodox soul "- also said in the letter.
The letter urged the people to rise up, "not for the pension and salaries, and for revival and awakening from the deadly lethargy anti-Christian West. " concludes the message of the words of Scripture: "If God is for us, who can be against us?"